Immigrant Mothers Required To Wear Ankle Bracelets As Part Of ATD

By Published On: October 28, 2015Categories: Blog, Family Based Immigration, Immigration

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Immigrant mothers seeking asylum from harsh conditions in their countries of origin are now being required to wear ankle monitors as part of an immigration reinforcement policy set by ICE, known as “alternative detention,” or ATD.

Right now, about 12,000 immigrants wear these ankle monitors, and the Department of Homeland Security plans to expand to 50,000 immigrants by 2016.

The ankle monitors have not proven to be a more humane method of tracking immigrants released from custody awaiting court proceedings.

About the Author: Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch

I am the managing partner of Lincoln-Goldfinch Law. Upon graduating from the University of Texas for college and law school, I received an Equal Justice Works Fellowship in 2008, completed at American Gateways. My project served the detained families seeking asylum. After my fellowship, I entered private immigration practice. My firm offers family-based immigration, such as greencards and naturalization, deportation defense, and humanitarian cases such as asylum, U Visa, and VAWA. Everyone at Lincoln-Goldfinch Law is bilingual, has a connection to our cause, and has demonstrated a history of activism for immigrants. To us, our work is not just a job. After the pandemic we began offering bankruptcy services in addition to immigration I realized how much lack of information there is in financial literacy resources in Spanish.

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